From International artist editions to the best in new Australian design, we’ve put together a selection of fresh picks from MCA Store to help you treat your dad this Father’s Day.
Drawing from contemporary art and underground culture, The Skateroom produce editions of artworks on the medium of skateboards. Featuring such legendary names as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol and Paul McCarthy, the skateboards are intended to be hung on a wall, just like a painting however skaters take note – they are fully functional! Best of all, profits from The Skateroom are used to finance international social projects including Skateistan, which is an award winning international non-profit organisation empowering youth through skateboarding and education.
Price range: $375 – $620
Locally designed and impeccably made, Stock Watches are the gift that never goes out of style. First launched in 2013, the Melbourne-based brand has earned a strong international following drawn to their minimalist design philosophy and slimline styles. Suitable for corporate and casual attire, their versatile, signature range is available with black or tan leather and a range of stainless steel and gold finishes, sure to impress even the most discerning gentleman.
Price range: $219 – $289
For the wine and design connoisseurs we present Glass by Emma Klau. Inspired by a love for entertaining and the surreal, Adelaide-based glass artist Emma Klaus transforms traditional drinkware into stunning contemporary forms that complement the drink itself. Her Kinetic Wine Glasses and Revolving Decanter rotate in a circular motion, which in turn aerates the wine and allows it to breathe. Available in clear glass and tinted shades of pink, ruby red and blue.
Price range: $80 – $180
Designed by Melbourne-based duo Denver Cramer and Liely Faulkner, and developed in consultation with leading local spirit producers, cocktail makers and bartenders, Denver & Liely gin and whiskey glasses are hand-blown to specific dimensions in order the enhance the flavours and aromas of each unique spirit. Sold individually and presented in neat hand numbered canisters they’re the perfect present for gin lovers and whiskey experts.
Price range: $50
From gallery first-timers to seasoned critics and everything in between, an MCA Membership is a great gift idea for fathers familiar with contemporary art and for those just starting their journey! Apart from free entry to all ticketed exhibitions, membership grants access to an inspiring and social year-round offering of talks, performances, workshops and after-hours tours. Members also receive 20% discounts off ticketed programs including ARTBAR, and an exclusive 10% discount at MCA Store, MCA Café and Graze Restaurant.
Price range: $75 – $120
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Father’s Day is Sunday 3rd September 2017. Find out more about what’s on at the MCA.
Bridie manages inventory and online operations for MCA Store. A self-confessed book nerd, her personal library is full of fashion photography, feminist theory and trashy celebrity biographies. A practising visual and performing artist she is interested in representations of women in art and popular culture and is a passionate supporter of emerging local artists and designers.